Thursday, 28 July 2011

Funny scooter

I saw this funny little scooter on the Quay near Samuel Beckett Bridge.  Isn't it cute?  The badge says BMW on it, but I looked it up and this is a scooter manufactured by Bertone.  It comes with a 125 cc, 16 hp engine manufactured by Rotax.  That's the company who makes motors for ultralight aircraft.

I dunno... being a motorcycle person, I want to like this, but some part of me says, "Dude it's a scooter.  Lame."  Personally I'd rather ride a BMW motorcycle like the R65 that I used to own long ago.  That had a whopping 34 horsepower.  Not exactly Speed Racer material but the bike got me around alright and it was quite reliable.

Oh, you might find this interesting:  Irish license plates show the year registered and a county code.  This license plate starts with 01-D which stands for 2001, Dublin.  You can tell the age of any vehicle in Ireland simply by looking at the first numbers on the license plate.


  1. It's the same in the UK. We always know a cars age. Love the scooter love your blog. it makes me smile every day.

  2. oh my gosh, whaat :D
    it´s cute but...Idk...I would never ride a thing like that :D I would look so silly in it :D

  3. I rather like it. If your mother was to ride a scooter, it might be one such as this.